1. Uric acid is to blame.
If the body produces too much uric acid, the kidneys insufficiently eliminate uric acid or you consume too much purine-rich food, uric acid can buildup and cause trouble. Crystals can form in the joints from the surplus, causing swelling, inflammation and pain, which is commonly known as gout.
2. Even nondrinkers get gout.
Alcohol can contribute to getting gout, but those who abstain from alcohol can suffer from it as well. Sugary beverages and obesity are known risk factors for gout, as are untreated hypertension, diabetes and a family history of gout.
3. Its not too late
It is important that you see your doctor as soon as you can should you experience any signs of gout.
Do not take gout lightly, your health is important.